Approach to Learning (EYFS)
Throughout the nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) for children aged from birth to 5 years. The EYFS is a statutory framework to support children’s learning and development from birth to five years; it focuses on seven areas of Learning:
The Prime areas are:
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Communication and Language Development
• Physical Development
The Specific areas are:
• Understanding the world
• Expressive Arts and Design
Having a curriculum from birth provides us with the guidance to extend a child’s learning in all these areas through fun, creative play that is tailored to meet the needs of the children in our care and to help them meet these seven early learning goals.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum and the early learning goals within it inform how we plan for children’s development and enjoyment. Activities are delivered through planned, purposeful play and are balanced between child-initiated and adult–led.
We plan for all children with differentiation for individual ages and stages of development.
We believe that children learn best and flourish in an atmosphere where fun and enjoyment are the order of the day and give your child a strong base on which to develop future skills.
Daily observations are used, both written and photographic, and are available at all times for parents to see. These contribute to the children’s learning journeys and plans for next steps. Parent’s are welcome to contribute to their child’s learning profiles and are encouraged to do so.
Learning journeys and profiles will go from room to room with them, then on to their primary school.